Definition of lisp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//lɪsp//
; NAmE NAmE//lɪsp//
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[usually singular] a speech fault in which the sound ‘s’ is pronounced ‘th’ She spoke with a slight lisp. Word OriginOld English wlispian (recorded in āwlyspian), from wlisp (adjective) ‘lisping’, of imitative origin; compare with Dutch lispen and German lispeln.
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